Category: Africa

Mali Approves Agribusiness at Morila

The government of Mali has approved Randgold Resources’ ambitious plans to develop an agribusiness at the Morila gold mine in southern Mali to replace mining with a sustainable economic activity after the mine closes in two...

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Hummingbird Installing Second Ball Mill at Yanfolila

Hummingbird Resources is installing a second ball mill at its Yanfolila gold mine in southern Mali to increase plant throughput capacity from 1.24 million metric tons per year (mt/y) to 1.4 million mt/y when processing a blend...

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Implats Restructuring Rustenburg Operations

Impala Platinum (Implats) has completed a strategic review aimed at restoring its Rustenburg operations on the western limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex to long-term sustainability and profitability. The planned...

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Randgold Developing Super Pit at Gounkoto

The Malian government has agreed to grant a 50% corporate tax reduction for the next four years to support the development of a super pit at Randgold Resources’ Gounkoto mine in southwest Mali. The expanded pit will be one of...

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Kibali Underground Ramp-up Continues

Gold production at the Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo is rising steadily on the back of the optimization of its automated underground operation, and it is on track to beat its guidance of 730,000 ounces (oz) for...

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Commissioning Begins at Gamsberg

Vedanta Zinc International is nearing startup of its Gamsberg open-pit zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province and expects to produce the first zinc concentrate by early September. Feeding of ore to the front end of...

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Nevsun Extends Mine Life at Bisha

Nevsun Resources and its Eritrean partner ENAMCO have approved an expansion of mine production and an extension of mine life at their Bisha open-pit zinc-copper mine in Eritrea. The new mine plan is based on additional feed of...

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Ivanhoe’s Platreef Shaft 1 Reaches Depth of 750 m

Sinking of Shaft 1 at Ivanhoe Mine’s Platreef project on the Northern Limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex reached a depth of 750 meters (m) below surface in late April, and lateral development of the first mine access...

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Katanga Provides Update on KCC Recapitalization

Katanga Mining Ltd. was notified on April 20 that its joint venture partner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) state-owned La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), in the company’s 75% DRC-operating subsidiary...

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